Worried by the increase in Boko Haram related attacks in the North East, the paramount traditional ruler of Igbo-Ukwu Kingdom in Aguata Local Government of Anambara State, Igwe Martin Eze has called on the sect to sheathe their sword and embrace dialogue which they proposed to the Federal Government sometime ago.
In a statement, the royal father condemned the bloodbath which is already taking a terrible toll on lives and property of innocent Nigerians and urged Boko Harram to cease hostility and bloodletting in the country. “When lives are lost in such gruesome way, it creates fear and scares investors away from our country. So, I’m begging them to stop the killings in the name of Almighty God,” he said.
While calling on the Federal Government to adopt the carrot and stick approach in dealing with the sect, Igwe Eze urged the government to dialogue with members of the sect that are willing to lay down their arms in the interest of peace.
Speaking on the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the monarch lamented that the crisis has turned these Nigerians into refugees in their own country and commended Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode for donating money to alleviate their suffering and urged other Nigerians to emulate this kind gesture.